Callsign has been assigned.

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by rrog, May 21, 2007.

  1. rrog

    rrog

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    Hello all,
    My callsign has been sent and it it KI4VYV. I hope to be up and running on the airwaves soon.

    Cya,
    rrog
     
  2. FN64

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    :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

    Congrats & enjoy the hobby!!

    FN
     

  3. GSD17

    GSD17 Thread Killer

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    Congrats!

    I remember waiting on my callsign... long couple of days.

    I was still in high school.

    I remember the instant it got listed, literally!

    I was in computer class in the school.. I was bored and my computer didn't have the game "Half Life" on it, that everyone else was playing against each other on.

    So I was sitting on the FCC's website, typing in my info and refreshing it, over and over... and bam, there it was!

    I know, lame story..
     
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    You young pups! :dog:

    Took me 8 weeks to get mine, then it came by mail.

    This was back in 1977 though :)
     
  5. rrog

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    well times, they are a-changin'.

    i took my test saturday morning. they said they would send it off first thing this morning and i got it via email about 10:30. i tell you, waiting for that callsigng for 48 whole hours was just awful! :supergrin:

    rrog
     
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    That and sitting for your test in front of a FCC examiner....

    Next best thing to an IRS agent :)
     
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    Congratulations !
     
  9. luger7

    luger7 The Old Fox

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    Took nine weeks for mine to come back in 1979. My hands shook as I opened the envelope...xyl thought it was pretty funny.
     
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    If it makes y'all feel better, I had to wait until this past Saturday to actually get my hard-copy license in the mail.

    Man, how did we ever make it before email?

    73,
    rrog
     
  11. Stevearino

    Stevearino Frak

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    Must be nice...

    Passed my Tech last Saturday, still waiting on notification. I know it's only been a few days, but the suspense is killing me.
     
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    I had the same wait in 1969. Things have gotten better all the way around these days. The tests are much easier and you can be on within a few days of passing. I don't know why anyone who is interested would put it off.
     
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    Ahh, those were the good o'le days. Motorola 80Ds and Regency HR2.










    Sure am glad they are over :)
     
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    It's great reading about how excited you are with your new tickets. I know it's a great feeling.

    I got mine when I was 15 years old back when all the Morse requirements were in place and all of our rigs were using tubes. It was fun building my first Heathkit transmitters.

    I had to send and receive 5wpm for my Novice and Technician, 15wpm for my General and 20wpm for my Extra. I was against the recent FCC ruling to eliminate the code requirement but maybe it will work out by bringing in new hams. That's a real plus for this great hobby. Hopefully some of you will still get into CW and find the joy of developing your skills in that area too. There are so many areas to explore now that you have that first FCC license.

    Congratulations !
     
  15. Texas T

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    I'm a no-code General but will (re)learn CW at some point. I was at least 5wpm when I was in 2nd grade but I never kept it up. My dad was an AF airborne radio operator and I learned it from him. My call sign is a vanity call - it's the one that belonged to my dad when I was born so I owe it to his memory to learn my code again.